Ben Affleck Admits Rehab For Alcohol Addiction

Ruben Ruiz
March 21, 2017

Despite announcing their separation nearly two years ago, Affleck and Garner are reportedly putting their divorce plans on hold.

Actors Ben Affleck (L) and Jennifer Garner attend the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter on March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, California.

Affleck had a professionally hard 2016, with Batman vs. Superman and Live By Night flopping.

He added that he wants to be the best father he can and show his kids there's no shame in getting help.

Ben made his motivation for checking himself into rehab clear in his Facebook post, telling fans one of the reasons he chose to face his demons again was to improve his family life. "Ben has struggled with alcohol for years and it's a struggle that millions of people have to battle every day".

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The actor has spoken about completing previous courses of rehab in 2001 and 2008, and thanked his wife of more than 10 years, fellow actor Jennifer Garner, for her support throughout his recovery. He states that the latest course of treatment was "the first of many steps being taken towards a positive recovery".

According to Variety reporter Justin Kroll, new Batman director Matt Reeves is still scheduled to be working on post-production for War Of The Planet Of The Apes until the end of June.

Affleck, 44, and Garner, also 44, are parents to daughters Violet, 11, Seraphina, eight, and son Samuel, five.

Last month, Affleck presented the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay to "Manchester by the Sea's" Kenneth Lonergan. In January, he announced he would no longer be directing The Batman, in which he is also set to reprise his role as the DC superhero.

His most recent movie, a mobster flick called "Live By Night", came out on Christmas and did not perform well at the box office.

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